Timex Sample Watch Model W 1954 Ref. WCL / WCM

Vintage Timex Marlin Sample Watch W 1954

Needs Crown, Case, possibly sweeping second hand

Year: 1954
Reference: WCL / WCM (waterproof, Chrome case, L – leather band, M – metal band)
Model: Model W Salesman Sample Watch
Movement: M22
Complication: Manual Wind
Manufactured: Made in USA

This vintage Timex Marlin men’s watch from 1954 was a salesman sample watch used to showcase the range to sellers throughout the USA. Not to be confused with a demonstration watch which were used in stores to demonstrate the durability of Timex watches.

The case is chrome plated over base metal with a push fit domed acrylic crystal. The dial is white with gold embossed arabic numerals. Around the edge of the dial is a printed seconds track with numerals every 5 seconds. The hands are gold plated and sword shaped. On the dial, printed in black text are the words TIMEX, SAMPLE WATCH and WATERPROOF.